FROM THE WAYNE COUNTY HERALD
THURSDAY JUNE 8, 1905
Interesting Event at Gouldsboro.
Gouldsboro, May 27.A very' enjoyable event took place here on the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Enoch N. Adams and Marilla Finch Adams at their home known locally as the "White House”.
Eleven times has their home been gladdened by the arrival of sons and daughters, and thirty-four times by grand children. (No race suicide here.)
Mr. Adams is a descendant of the eastern family of that name, one of which carried a high priced scalp through the revolutionary period, although a liberal reward was offered for his scalp by an English syndicate dealing in human peltry.He lived to be the first representative of the government of the United States of America to the Court of St. James, and it is said his address brought King George to tears.Whether it was by his eloquence, or the loss of the opportunity for his scalp, the historian does not inform us. Mrs. Adams' family also has a revolutionary history.She was, the daughter of the late George F. Finch, f Covington Township, Lackawanna County, and the granddaughter of the Thaddeus Finch mentioned in "Hollisters History of Wyoming” He was a boy of about 8 years of age at the time of the Wyoming Massacre and for showing a spring of water to a lone Indian the day prior to the massacre, he was painted by the same Indian when captured with the others at Forty Fort, and was the object of special mention in the negotiations between the British and American generals, Butler, that Thaddeus Finch be also delivered up.
His father did not fare so well, for he went out with Captain Dethic Hewitt to reconnoiter in the early morning of the day of the massacre, neither of whom ever returned, and their fate is unknown.It is supposed that they were slain and scalped at the famous “Bloody Rock,” and their scalps sold with the others who fell on that day and night, to the syndicate afore mentioned.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams enjoy fairly good health for their age, he being 75 and his wife 71.
They were the recipients of many beautiful presents consisting of gold, Silver, china, cut glass, linen, gold coin, pictures and statuary.
Following are the names of the guests that were present, 72 in number:
Rev. and Mrs. and Mrs. J. G. Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Fairless, Mr. Geo. Fairless, Mr. Harry Fairless, Miss Marilla Fairless, Master John Fairless, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Adams, Misses Martha, Florence, Bessie and Marilla Adams, Albert and Harry Adams, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Sebring, Guy E., Harry A., Seldon J., Mildred, George, Charles, Howard, Helen and Doris Sebring, Miss Edith Greenwood, Miss Elizabeth Wolf, H. A. Wolf, Ralph Eldred, Enoch, Ira, Ralph and Geo. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Bush, Mark and Harold Bush, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tritchler, Theodore Tritchler. Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Adams, Miss Alberta Adams, Mrs. C. Simpson, John Edwards, Miss Jane Finch, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Adams, Miss Bertha Adams, Mr. and Mrs.. B. F. Henry, Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Kerling, Mrs. Joseph Meytrot, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Adams, Mrs. L. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Stevens and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neville, Mrs. T. B. Sebring, Mrs. Simeon Bush, and Mrs. C. H. Best.
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